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  • New Virus May Have Come from Monkeys, Experts Say

    02/26/2005 8:46:46 AM PST · by austinite · 38 replies · 1,127+ views
    reuters ^ | Fri Feb 25, 7:49 PM ET | By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two new retroviruses never before seen in humans have turned up among people who regularly hunt monkeys in Cameroon, researchers reported on Friday. Like the AIDS (news - web sites) virus, these viruses insert their genetic material directly into cells and perhaps even into a person's or animal's chromosomes. Closely related versions of the viruses cause leukemia, inflammatory and neurological diseases. The two new viruses are called human T-lymphotropic virus types 3 and 4 or HTLV-3 and HTLV-4. They are closely related to two known viruses called HTLV-1 and HTLV-2, which experts believe were transmitted to people,...
  • Two New Viruses Reported Belonging to AIDS Family

    02/25/2005 10:49:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,101+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 26, 2005 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    BOSTON, Feb. 25 - American scientists said Friday that they had discovered two new human viruses in Africa that belong to the same family, retroviruses, as the virus that causes AIDS. So far, the scientists said, the new viruses have not been linked to any disease, but they are being monitored out of concern that they or similar retroviruses might conceivably spawn another epidemic. The viruses, found in rural Cameroon among people who hunt monkeys and other primates, were probably transmitted from the animals through blood from bites and scratches received in hunting, butchering and keeping the primates as pets,...